University of Western Sydney

UWS aims to incorporate a focus on sustainability in all of its activities - in research, learning and teaching, engagement with its region and in its campus operations.

In addition UWS is actively seeking to establish itself as a living laboratory in its initiatives to green its operations in areas like water, buildings, campuses, transport, recycling, waste, research, curriculum, students, community interaction and administration.

UWS research, development and educational activities involve working in partnership with a wide range Greater Western Sydney groups to address those aspects of social, economic and environmental sustainability which most affect such a rapidly developing urban area.

UWS has won endorsement by the United Nations University to establish a  Regional Centre on Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney (RCE-GWS) – an internationally recognised model for community engagement in the area.